Sep 17, 2012 8:00am PDT
until we choose the next president of the united states and this week the candidates are crisscrossing key battleground states trying to sway those undecided voters. president obama is heading for the key swing state of ohio right now with stops planned in cincinnati and columbus. he is hoping to win the state's 18 electoral votes, come november. governor mitt romney is in california where he is talking to hispanic voters, a key voting bloc that could decide the election. he is also launching a new batch of campaign ads laying out specifics exactly how he would govern. listen. >> got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. an finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations and health care policies that help small business. we put those in place we'll add 12 million new jobs in four years. jon: let's talk about it with shane april, editor of campaigns and elections magazine. shane, the republican establishment, if you want to call it that was sometimes critical of the romney campaign saying they weren
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the united states. the web is . is we have freedom on the web. tois parents' responsibility turn off the internet and make sure things they are looking at on there are poor. . -- are appropriate. we have a right to anything that's on it. that part of our freedom. if you do this, where do you stop? suppose something else comes and someone does not think the poor. but someone else does? there are many things attached to religion that some people find appropriate and other. people that other it's up to the individual. if you take that right away, it's wrong. host: what you make of facebook walking links to the video in pakistan -- blocking links? caller: the question is kind of tricky, because if you are going to put things on the web, it has to be done in an appropriate manner and then let people make their own decision. that's the true journalism. when your reports things, when you see things, it has to be done in an objective way so that people can make their own decisions. just putting it on and let us make our decision when we see it, that's the part -- that should be part of that
Sep 17, 2012 10:55am PDT
are in harm's way today. >> respect the christian family concerned about decaying moral values. >> the united states of america is the greatest job generating opportunity-expanding country ever created! >> jon: yes, republicans we know god, faith, family, jobs, it's... sorry? oh, those were the democrats? (laughter) (bleep) really? yes, if you tuned in last night, not only would you have gotten a strong dose of supposedly republican-owned themes of family values, self-reliance and faith, the democrats even threw in some bonus patriotism, including talk of military families, sacrifice, and actual war heroes! in much the same way that last week the republicans loaded up their stage with diversity to fight the notion they're a party of white guys. last night, the democrats pushed back on their stereotype with so many soldiers and clergymen you could almost forget you were watching the democratic convention. >> i'm jewish, i'm gay, i'm a father. >> jon: almost. (laughter) (cheers and applause) of course, democrats had the diversity angle well covered by filling the convention hall with democrats.
Sep 17, 2012 12:00pm PDT
about iran's nuclear capabilities. israel's benjamin netanyahu wants the united states to establish this quote/unquote red line that iran cannot cross with this nuclear program if it wants to avoid war. prime minister netanyahu spoke with cnn's katie crowley yesterday morning saying time is running short to get iran to listen. >> they're moving very rapidly to completing the enrichment of the uranium they need to produce a nuclear bomb. in six months or so, they will be 90% of the way there i think it is important to place a red line in front of iran and i think that reduces the chances of military conflict. if they know there is a point, a stage in the enrichment or other nuclear activities that they cannot cross because they'll face consequences, i think they'll actually not cross it. >> no doubt how the u.s. handles the country that crosses the red line has become part of the race for the white house. cnn goes in depth on the issue of foreign policy this week. see how mitt romney differs from president obama over two looming issues internationally. first, iran's nuclear program.
Sep 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
don't bring heavy weapons and rocket propelled grenades to determinations demo. for the united states government to say it's spontaneous act flies in the face of the facts. >> white house officials have been claiming for days the raid was motivated by the anti-muslim film. despite skepticism of the film being that influential on "fox news sunday" and four other sunday news programs ambassador susan rice would not budge. >> we have had evolution of the arab spring in the last many months but what sparked the recent violence was the airing on the internet of a hateful, offenseive video that has offended many people around the world. >> today our own james rosen pressed the state dement spokeswoman where will it was an act of terror and she said the administration will not put a label on it until the investigation is complete. but it's emerging as one of the key questions along with why there wasn't more security in benghazi. >> bret: ed henry traveling with the president in columbus, ohio. thank you. as i said at the top of the show, iowa is a popular place today. we're here. so are the